Mission Statement of the Martin County Board of Commissioners

We are an elected group of concerned citizens who love Martin County
and provide leadership as an extension of State Government. 
We strive to effectively and efficiently manage tax dollars and resources
and encourage development and job creation by supporting businesses
and promoting Martin County.

 

 Meet the Commissioners:

Commissioners Elmo"Butch" Lilley, Dempsey Bond, Jr., Ronnie Smith,

Tommy Bowen, and Joe R. Ayers (left to right)

 

The Martin County Board of Commissioners is the governing body for Martin County Government. The Board consists of five elected officials, three of whom are elected from the eastern district, and two of whom are elected from the western district.


The Board of Commissioners establishes local ordinances, policies and procedures and determines the immediate and long-term goals and objectives of the County.

                                                                                                     

Ronnie Smith

Western District

 

                                                        

9242 US 64 
Robersonville, NC 27871
252-217-3701 (C)
Term Expires 2018
 
  • Elected in 2002
  • Elected 2nd Vice President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (2017-2018)
  • Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2008-2010 & 2014-2016) 
  • Vice Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2006-2008 & 2012-2014)
  • Holds a BS in Intermediate Education from Fayetteville State University; Double Masters from Webster University, St. Louis, MO in Industrial Management & Human Relations.
  • Retired Air Force Officer
  • Married to Joyce; has three children. 

 

Elmo “Butch” Lilley
Eastern District

1035 Grand Canyon Road
Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-5173 (H)
Term Expires 2020
 

 

  • Elected in 1996
  • Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2002-2004, 2010-2012, 2016-Present)
  • Vice Chairman of the Board 2000-2002, 2008-2010, 2014-2016
  • A 1970 honor graduate of NCSU with a BS in Agronomy
  • Married to Rebecca; daughters, Sara, Tara, and Jessica; has several grandchildren

Tommy Bowen, Chairman
Eastern District

1110 Lenora Drive
Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-7605 (H) 252-809-3302 (C)
Term Expires 2020
 
  • Elected in 1996
  • Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (2000-2002, 2006-2008, 2012-2014)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Martin County Board of Commissioners (1998-2000, 2004-2006, 2010-2012, & 2016-Present)
  • Retired State Employee
  • Some Present & Past Boards/Committees/Commissions Affiliations:
    • Martin County Department of Social Services Board
    • Martin Enterprise Board
    • Martin County Chamber of Commerce Board
    • Martin General Hospital Board of Health
  • Hobbies: working & spending time with grandchildren
  • Daughters: Tami, Kim, and Billy Jo; sons: Barry and David; has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  

 

Dempsey Bond, Jr., Vice Chairman
Eastern District
 
 
 
221 Wildcat Rd
Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-3516 (H)
Term Expires  2020
  • Elected in 2012
  • Local Elected Leaders Academy Practitioner, Master & Mentor 
  • Bertie-Martin Regional Jail Commission (Chairman) 
  • Retired as Assistant Transportation Director of  Pitt County Schools
  • Retired from the NC DMV Division of School Bus & Traffic Safety
  • Served as Assistant Principal (1967-1978) at W S Etheridge Elementary School Windsor, NC 
  • Some Present & Past Boards/Committees/Commissions Affiliations:
    • Martin County ABC Board
    • Martin Community College Board of Trustees (2012-2017)
    • Martin County Tourism Development Authority (Chairman 2012)
    • Mid-East Rural Planning Organization (TAC Chairman)
    • Southern Albemarle Association (President 2009)
    • State Employees' Credit Union Advisory Board
    • Pitt Area Transit Authority
    • NC Pupil Transportation Association
    • North Carolina Association of School Administrators (Member #5607)
  • Married to Marykay Walker Bond; has two sons, one daughter, six granddaughters, one grandson, two great granddaughters and one great grandson.

 

Joe R. Ayers, Commissioner
Western District 
 
 

PO Box 279
Oak City, NC 27857
(252)809-2589  (Cell)
Term Expires 2018

  • Elected in 2014
  • An entrepreneur and private business owner in Agribusiness
  • A 1978 graduate of East Carolina University with a BS degree in Business Administration
  • Some Present & Past Boards/Committees/Commissions Affiliations:
    • Martin County ABC Board
    • Martin County Economic Development Corporation Board
    • Town of Oak City Board of Commissioners for 27 years
  • Lives in Oak City
  • Has four children and two grandchildren

 

 

 

 

Martin County
County Commissioners
305 East Main Street
PO Box 668
Williamson, NC  27892
Phone: 252-789-4300